As of February 2014, Bidcactus has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau. Their social media pages haven’t been updated since January 1 and customers are reporting unshipped wins. Bidders should proceed with extreme caution.

BidCactus offers users a wide variety of penny auction items. As one of the oldest US penny auction websites, they boast a number of excellent features including Beginner Auctions and a Buy It feature.

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Contact Information

  • Phone: 800-243-8711
  • Email: info [at] bidcactus [dot] com

BidCactus Coupon Code

Use Code NIGHTOWL for 5% Off Any Bidpack Purchase

*Note: This discount can only be redeemed between 2am-7am EST

Bids Start At: .75 cents

Special Features

  • Beginner Auctions
  • Buy It Feature on Select Auctions
  • Expert Auctions
  • First-Timer Auctions

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6 Responses to BidCactus

  1. Laura January 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    I spent $150.00 in a very short time on this website and had no auctions to show for it. I believe there is something wrong with this site because every other penny auction that I belong to, I have won numerous times. I actually spent more than that in total (yeah, I’m blonde). Would not recommend this site to people who are cautious spenders.

  2. Bill November 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Bidcactus is not a reputable site. There are a large number of shill bidders or robots on the site. They will bid 2 or 3 times the amount of the auction in bids. For instance, the bots will spend 200 bids on a 100 bid pack. Within minutes of watching the site you can spot these bots. If you look at the won auction list you can spot these bots as well because they don’t have the same win limits as anyone else. They will with 5 to 10 auctions in a few hours.
    Bidcactus is a sham.

  3. penny-auction-expert November 27, 2011 at 9:30 am #


    Thanks for sharing your opinion. Bidcactus may be a tougher site to win on, but they have been audited by Ernst & Young and verified the legitimacy of their auction process. If you have concerns about a possible discrepancy in win limits, you should contact their customer service department. We are confident in Bidcactus’ commitment to honest business practices, so if their customer service response does not address your concerns, please let us know.

  4. Matt February 3, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Bidcactus, Quibids, and all other penny auction sites are scams. In the end, a $500 iPad that sells for $75, may seem like a deal to the guy that won it even if he spent $200 in bids, but we all lose in the end. That iPad that sells for $75 brings in $5,625 in bid revenue. Take away the iPad cost and site maintenance, and you’ve got yourself a cash cow. We all lose. You may get lucky and win a bid here and there, but do yourself a favor and stay away from them.

  5. Frank February 15, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    The Better Business Bureaus has just lowered it’s rating on Bidcactus to ” F” “””Types of business that, in BBB experience, are believed to operate in violation of the law or materially misrepresent their products/services. Businesses that fall within this category will always get an F grade.”””. Bidcactus owes me over $2000 in auction wins and unused bids, they have not shipped any of my wins and it’s over 3 months now. Bidcactus is not answering there phone or e-mails; But they keep taking peoples money even today on there auction site.


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